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The 2015 European Six Nations Tournament begins in four weeks on Friday, February 6, when Wales host England in Cardiff. Saturday, February 7, will witness Ireland away versus Italy in Rome, and France welcoming Scotland in Paris.
Ireland won the 2014 championship on points differential with England (both teams 4-1), but the Red Roses beat the Irish and achieved a Triple Crown (24th), winning against the Home Countries. The Six Nations produced record attendance of 1,038 million, averaging 69.2M per game. Jonathan Sexton of Ireland led in points with 56.
The tournament this year can be considered a five game tune up to the Rugby World Cup that begins in September. Some of these six nations will compete against each other in RWC pool play.
The key contest sees Wales at home against its arch rival England. Most recently, the Taffies, who were 2-2 in the autumn 2014 tests, enjoyed a rare 12-6 win over South Africa, and a narrow loss to Australia 33-28. Historically, England is 9-6 against the Welsh in Six Nations play.
Both France and Ireland enjoy a significant 14-1 Six Nations record against Italy and Scotland. Scotland was 1-4 last tournament and Italy, in its 15th year since joining in 2000, lost all five games.